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    I was jinxed

    Last weekend on the way up to the Mille Lacs ride. Tom asked me if I had ever broken/bent a seat post. I told him not since I was kid and even bragged a little about how I was riding a carbon fiber post with no problems. Yesterday was my first ride since returning from Mille Lacs....crack.. today... snap. I so jinxed myself, so I guess now I get to spend 70 bucks on an aluminum post with an offset and infinite adjustment. Unless of course I'm felling rich then I'll spend 90 on a Tomson.
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    Seems to me that to not spend the extra $20 is false economy. Might as well spend it the first time instead of spending the $70 and then respending the $90 for the Thompson anyway
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    I'm glad it's only your bike that was injured, and not you!

    I ordered my Thomson here for $70. I know nothing about the company, except that I did receive the seatpost I ordered.

    What happened when it broke? I'm guessing you didn't fall, since you didn't mention it... but how on earth did you avoid it being a serious accident?
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    OMG I just looked at your pictures Carbon fiber shares the **** out of me...
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    Yay! Another "Post-Snapper!" I broke my cheap steel post last year. Immediately thereafter I purchased a Thomson and so far, so good.

    It is a god-awful feeling when your saddle falls from underneath you.

    Tom, you need to create a "Post-Snapper" certificate.
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    I'm not sure what exactly happened. I adjusted my height about 2/3 through the mille lacs ride. Then the next ride here at home I noticed my post had slipped down. When I went to adjust it, I noticed it was cracked right where it's clamped. I'm not sure if I over tightened it or not. Today about a mile in it snapped. It didn't break completely in two until I was trying to pull the post out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caincando1 View Post
    I'm not sure what exactly happened. I adjusted my height about 2/3 through the mille lacs ride. Then the next ride here at home I noticed my post had slipped down. When I went to adjust it, I noticed it was cracked right where it's clamped. I'm not sure if I over tightened it or not. Today about a mile in it snapped. It didn't break completely in two until I was trying to pull the post out.
    Yep, you overtightened it. That's an issue with carbon posts and a heavy rider, getting it tight enough not to slip while not exerting too much pressure and causing structural failure. Ironically, the Thompson Elite stem is solid billet Aluminum for stock before machining and is stronger and lighter than carbon after production.
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    That looks like it could kill someone!

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    Yeah, find a hot deal on a Thomson. Warranty the post and ebay it to recoup the damage.

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    Sorry I jinxed you man!

    Glad you're ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomdaniels View Post
    Sorry I jinxed you man!

    Glad you're ok.
    Yes, it's all your fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caincando1 View Post
    Today about a mile in it snapped. It didn't break completely in two until I was trying to pull the post out.
    Awwww, you mean it didn't fail on you when you were riding? You missed out on all the fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by (51) View Post
    Awwww, you mean it didn't fail on you when you were riding? You missed out on all the fun!


    I was riding, but I knew it was cracked so I was paying very close attention. The second I felt something I got up off it. It made a damn nice crunching sound when it broke. Gregcavi though I just ran over a big stick or something.

    BTW it was a MAJOR pain in the rear to get the remaining post out. WOW I don't need to do that again any time soon. I'll stick with alooominum, or as the British say al-you-mini-um... Sorry for the bad joke.
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    I was at the LBS today, and I checked out some of the Bontrager carbon posts.

    All I can say is GAAAH TERROR. Seriously, who ever thought that was a good idea? *shudder*

    In other news my Trek is now sporting a brand new frame. And seemingly riding well. For now

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdinger View Post
    In other news my Trek is now sporting a brand new frame. And seemingly riding well. For now
    Wow, that was quick. Trek isn't screwing around apparently.

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    Caincando I looked at that pic and instantly began singing to myself, I think everyone including you should join in the fun sooooooo...........

    Cue up and Mick and the boys everybody, glance once again at the pic below

    shattered.jpg

    and begin repeating shattered shattered.

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    Nice pics, Brian! lol. I honestly thought you had a stick right through your spokes.

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